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Associate Degree Nurse Program Admission Guidelines

February 2020 Application Guidelines

 

August 2020 Application Guidelines

May & June PBHS application periods moved to July 2020

As a result of the current challenges our community is experiencing, the CCRI Health Sciences Dept. has moved the May & June PBHS application periods to July. We hope this decision will provide additional time for students to better plan to submit applications to health science programs. Starting on Wednesday, July 1 until Friday, July 31, the online Performance-Based Health Science application period will be open. Applications submitted throughout the month of July are treated the same regardless of submission date. Submission of online PBHS applications for July begins no earlier than July 1.
Admissions Guidelines

Students interested in taking the nursing pre-admission HESI A-2 exam for the ADN and PN programs in preparation for the July (PN) and August- September 11 (ADN) admission periods should send an email to the advising department at:  [email protected]

Students should complete the pre-requisite courses prior to taking the pre-admission exam.

August application period has been extended until 09-11-20.


 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE from the CCRI Nursing Department

Biology and CNA Requirements

 As you know, there have been changes to the Biology curriculum at CCRI. We would like to remind you about the requirements for the February 2020 (September 2020 start) and August 2020 (January 2021 start) Performance-Based Health Science (PBHS) application periods.

FEBRUARY 2020 PBHS NURSING APPLICANTS FOR ACCEPTANCE INTO SEPTEMBER 2020 CLASS START

Besides completing all necessary preadmissions requirements outlined by the Nursing Departments’ Admissions Guidelines, there are two options to successfully complete the Biology requirement for this application period.

OPTION 1 - Complete BIOL-2201, with a B- or better.

OPTION 2 - Complete BIOL-1010 with a B- or better.

o   Option 2 will require conditionally accepted students to complete BIOL-1020 with a B- or better

o   Conditionally accepted students will need to successfully complete or transfer-in this course          by August 15, 2020 (To reflect summer session course completion)

o   Conditionally accepted students who have not successfully completed BIOL 1020 prior to the         start of classes in the Fall, will not gain official acceptance into the CCRI Nursing Program.

 AUGUST 2020 PBHS NURSING APPLICANTS FOR ACCEPTANCE INTO JANUARY 2021 CLASS START

Besides completing all necessary preadmissions requirements outlined by the Nursing Departments’ Admissions Guidelines, there are two options to successfully complete the Biology requirement for this application period.

OPTION 1 - Complete BIOL-2201, with a B- or better.

OPTION 2 - Complete BIOL-1010 with a B- or better and Complete BIOL-1020 with a B- or better.

Note: A&P2 is not a pre-requisite course, but is a program requirement and must be completed successfully to move on to semester 2 nursing courses. You may choose to complete A&P2 prior to entrance into the Nursing Program, if desired. A&P1 and A&P2 are limited to two attempts. The transfer of Anatomy and Physiology courses is subject to approval by the CCRI Biology Department Chairperson.

*The Biology Department at CCRI will determine which college/university courses are equivalent.

Please refer to BCI Policy before applying


CNA License bonus point requirements for July 2020 Practical  (PN) and August 2020 Associate Degree Nurse (ADN) applications:

Due to testing limitations during the COVID-19 pandemic many applicants find themselves in the position of having completed their CNA training course but unable to schedule the state test for licensure. For July 2020 PN and August 2020 ADN applicants, one of the following items may be submitted for bonus admission points for the RI CNA license:

An active Rhode Island CNA license
An active non-Rhode Island CNA license and a pending RI CNA license application by reciprocity (pending applications are viewable on the RI Licensee Verification site)
A certificate of completion from a CNA training program completed within the last 12 months and a temporary RI CNA license (Note-temporary licenses must be active and can be renewed for a maximum of 180 days for active employees working with COVID-19 clients)
A certificate of completion from a CNA training program completed within the last 12 months and a pending CNA license application (pending applications are viewable on the RI Licensee Verification site)
 

To submit proof of a pending CNA license, please go to: State of Rhode Island Department of Health

Search for your application by completing the search fields and capture a screenshot to submit with your application.

 Expired licenses (including expired Temporary licenses) will not be awarded bonus points.